Friday, May 20, 2005

The O.C. - Booze, drugs, guns and Marissa on a limb

The O.C.
The O.C. Season 2 mix, Ep. 1-12
The O.C. Season 2 mix, Ep. 13-24

After a disappointing season, the O.C. ends on some serious drama.

In the final episode we get a funeral, a death (and nearly another,) a drug deal gone bad, an intervention, and Marissa Cooper as killer-at-large.

Outside of the last couple episodes, the effect of The O.C. and much to do with music. Five interesting artists performed at the Bait Shop (The Walkmen, The Killers, The Thrills, Rachel Yamagota, Modest Mouse and Death Cab For Cutie,) and several bands made major musical premieres on the show.

Beck premiered a total of five songs from his yet-to-be-released (at the time) Guero. Spoon premiered two tracks ("Sister Jack" and "I Turn My Camera On") before Gimme Fiction came out. The Gorillaz premiered two tracks from their soon-to-be released album Demon Days, and Coldplay premiered a track called "Fix You" in ahead of their summer release.

Whether or not you like the show, and I'm mostly indifferent - I watch it both in support of my wife, and for the music - you gotta give them props for taking repeated chances with their weekly soundtracks.

Now... we just have to wait to find out poor Marissa's fate.

Previously:
Beck & Darth Vader
Kiddie Soap music
Kiddie Soaps are this Year's VW Commercials

5 comments:

drake leLane said...

The O.C. Season 2 Pt 1

* "Somersault" - Zero 7
* "You Got Me All Wrong" - dios malos
* "Eastern Glow" - The Album Leaf
* "Trouble Sleeping" - The Perishers
* "Walnut Tree" - Keane
* "Ester" - Elefant
* "To Be Alone With You" - Sufjan Stevens
* "On The Table" - A.C. Newman
* "Assessment" - The Beta Band
* "Faded Beauty Queen" - The Thrills
* "Little House of Savages" - The Walkmen
* "What's In It For Me" - The Walkmen
* "Weekends" - The Perishers
* "Worn Me Down" - Rachael Yamagata
* "Silence" - Gomez
* "Fortress" - Pinback
* "On Your Way" - The Album Leaf
* "Domesticada" - Mosquitos
* "Smile Like You Mean It" - The Killers
* "Mr. Brightside" - The Killers
* "Everything Will Be Alright" - The Killers
* "Primitive (The Way I Treat You)" - Ambulance Ltd.
* "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" - U2
* "Goodnight And Go" - Imogen Heap
* "Run Run Run" - Phoenix
* "Cool" - Gwen Stefani
* "Closer" - Dirty Vegas
* "Let It Die" - Feist
* "Soft Light" - Frausdots
* "Lay Lady Lay (with Gemma Hayes)" - Magnet
* "Christmas Is Going To The Dogs" - Eels
* "Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus?" - Guster
* "Carol Of The Meows" - Guster
* "Christmas" - Leona Naess
* "Maybe This Christmas" - Ron Sexsmith
* "Paper Thin Walls" - Modest Mouse
* "The View" - Modest Mouse
* "Twilight" - Elliott Smith
* "The World At Large" - Modest Mouse
* "Don't Give Up On Me" - Solomon Burke
* "Baby You Should Know" - Joy Zipper
* "Open Arms" - Journey
* "New Hampshire" - Matt Pond PA
* "Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights" - Aqueduct
* "Play" - Funk
* "Saturday Night" - The Thrills
* "Not For All The Love In The World" - The Thrills
* "The Curse Of Comfort" - The Thrills
* "Strange Religion" - Mark Lanegan
* "10 A.M. Automatic" - Black Keys
* "Western Springs" - Poster Children
* "Evil" - Interpol
* "Portions For Foxes " - Rilo Kiley
* "Strangerman" - Ringside
* "Pretty (Ugly Before)" - Elliott Smith
* "Everybody Come Down" - The Delgados
* "Cartwheels" - The Reindeer Section
* "Reason Why" - Rachael Yamagata
* "Tourist" - Athlete
* "The Love Goes" - Trent Dabbs
* "The Outer Banks" - The Album Leaf
* "Another Day (Revisited)" - The Album Leaf
* "Eve, The Apple Of My Eye" - Bell X1

drake leLane said...

The O.C. Season 2 Pt 2

* "No Sleep" - Sam Roberts
* "Memories Left At Sea" - Sundayrunners
* "Misread" - Kings Of Convenience
* "Universal Traveler" - Air (Pop)
* "No Rain" - Blind Melon
* "God Killed The Queen" - Louis XIV
* "Save It For A Rainy Day" - The Jayhawks
* "End Of The Road" - Boyz II Men
* "Champagne Supernova" - Matt Pond PA
* "Girl" - Beck
* "Big Talker" - The Murmurs
* "TKO" - Le Tigre
* "E-Pro" - Beck
* "Que' Onda Guero" - Beck
* "Scarecrow" - Beck
* "Missing" - Beck
* "True Love Will Find You In The End" - Beck
* "Meantime" - The Futureheads
* "What I'm Looking for" - Brendan Benson
* "Debaser" - The Pixies
* "Rock You Like A Hurricane" - Scorpions
* "A Smile That Explodes" - Joseph Arthur
* "Artists Are Boring" - The Kingdom Flying Club
* "Reason Is Treason" - Kasabian
* "Saturday Night" - Kaiser Chiefs
* "Too Much Love" - LCD Soundsystem
* "New Innocent Tyro Allegory" - Havergal
* "Sister Jack" - Spoon
* "Love on a Real Train" - Tangerine Dream
* "Banquet" - Bloc Party
* "Marvo Ging" - The Chemical Brothers
* "Under the Milkyway" - The Church
* "Decent Days And Nights" - The Futureheads
* "Technologic" - Daft Punk
* "Here I Go Again - (radio version)" - Whitesnake
* "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" - LCD Soundsystem
* "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison
* "Melt" - Way Out West
* "Sound Makes A Circle" - Audible
* "Title And Registration" - Death Cab For Cutie
* "A Movie Script Ending" - Death Cab For Cutie
* "The Sound Of Settling" - Death Cab For Cutie
* "Positive Tension" - Bloc Party
* "Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor
* "Miami" - Will Smith
* "I Turn My Camera On" - Spoon
* "Adios (with Three Hits And A Miss)" - Alan Paul
* "Bring Em Out" - T.I.
* "Questa O Quella" - Giuseppe Verdi
* "Na Na Na Na Naa" - Kaiser Chiefs
* "The Party's Crashing Us" - Of Montreal
* "Cage That Tiger" - Soledad Brothers
* "TwentyTwoFourteen" - The Album Leaf
* "Panthers" - Wilco
* "Love For Granted" - Phoenix
* "Nothing Like You and I" - The Perishers
* "An Honest Mistake" - The Bravery
* "Hot Ride" - The Prodigy
* "Friends" - Ryan Adams

Amanda said...

These are great playlists.

I still can't bring myself to watch the show. It helps that CSI is on at the same time. Otherwise, I think I'd be hooked.

drake leLane said...

yeah, it's not top notch entertainment, but as far as guilty pleasures go, it's not so bad.

There's a surreal thrill of seeing 90210-like drama with Of Montreal's "The Party's Crashing Us", or Mark Lanegan's "Strange Religion" playing in the background.

I've trolled the boards for the show, and most the music related posts are "who was that band" with a pledge to find and buy the album, so if it's getting the kids to listen to something besides the crap on the charts, we gotta give Schwartz some props.

carlo said...

Nice list thanks for sharing with us.. I had been waiting for this list... Great series.. Now i'm going to download The OC episodes.. its download format is for all time..